GRADUATE INFORMATION

Before Commencement

Caps and Gowns Information

Students are encouraged to pick up their cap and gown at this year's Grad Finale on Thursday, April 25th, from 10:00 am to 6:30 pm, which will be held on the second floor of the Alumni Student Center (ASC) on the Chicago campus of the Moody Bible Institute. Graduating students who cannot pick up their cap and gown at the Grad Finale may do so at Moody Central on the second floor of Culbertson Hall prior to the rehearsal.

Distance Learning graduating students who can’t pick up their regalia at the GRAD Finale may do so at MoodyCentral on the 2nd Floor of Culbertson Hall, prior to May 3rd. All Distance Learning regalia that is not picked up prior to May 3rd will be pressed and made available at the Distance Learning Breakfast the morning of May 18th or at Commencement line-up. If you wish to pick up your regalia at the rehearsal, please email George.Mosher@moody.edu prior to May 3rd.

Graduating students are encouraged to press gowns for the Commencement ceremony, therefore, cap and gown pick up prior to Saturday, May 18th is strongly encouraged.

Graduation Announcements

Graduation announcements and other memorabilia can be purchased through Jostens. Orders may take up to three weeks to be processed, so order early at www.jostens.com or call 800-854-7464.

Disability Accommodations for Commencement

Graduates, family and guests who will need disability accommodations should contact the Office of Academic Records at 312-329-4469 to ensure that your needs are properly cared for.  We request that requests for sign language interpreters be made no later than April 11, 2019 by contacting arecords@moody.edu.

Rehearsal

Date, Time, Location

Graduate Commencement Rehearsal
Thursday, May 16, 2019
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Torrey-Gray Auditorium

Undergraduate Commencement Rehearsal
Friday, May 17, 2019
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Moody Church

Graduating students must attend their respective rehearsal, as it will help to limit confusion on the day of the graduation. For the undergraduate rehearsal, there will be bus transportation to and from Moody Church, beginning at 12:15 pm.

Vespers

Date, Time, Location

Friday, May 17, 2019
7:30 pm
Torrey-Gray Auditorium

Moody Bible Institute
820 N. LaSalle St.
Chicago, IL 60610

The Vespers service is an opportunity for graduates and their family members to celebrate the milestone of graduation with a wonderful time of music, testimony, and reflection.

Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony

Date, Time, Location

Saturday, May 18, 2019
10:00 am
The Moody Church

The Moody Church
1630 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60614

Graduating Student Line-Up

Line-up will begin at 9:15 am, in the Sankey Auditorium in the lower level of The Moody Church. Buses will be available to take students and guests to Commencement from the Chicago campus of Moody Bible Institute beginning at 8:00 am

Doors Open for Seating

Friends and guests of graduates can enter Moody Church at 8:45 am.  Seating will be based on a first-come, first-served basis. No tickets are required.

Dress Code/Conduct Expectations

Please dress in unaltered cap and gown. Remember, this is a solemn and formal academic ceremony.

Graduate Commencement Ceremony

Date, Time, Location

Saturday, May 18, 2019
2:00 pm
Moody Bible Institute – Torrey–Gray Auditorium 

Moody Bible Institute
820 N. LaSalle St.
Chicago, IL 60610

Graduating Student Line-Up

Line-up will begin at 1:30 pm, on the first floor of the Sweeting Center. Graduating students completing their master's degree should come holding their master's degree hood.

Doors Open for Seating

Friends and guests of graduates can enter the Torrey Gray Auditorium at 1:00 pm. Seating will be based on a first come, first served basis. No tickets are required.

Dress Code/Conduct Expectations

Please dress in unaltered cap and gown. Remember, this is a solemn and formal academic ceremony.

Diplomas

Students will receive a diploma cover during the graduation ceremony. Actual diplomas will be mailed. Expect to receive your diploma sometime after June 25th, only if all course work has been completed and your grades have been posted by this time.

Graduation Photography

Grad Images will be taking during the Commencement ceremony. Students can visit Grad Images in advance to register additional e-mail addresses and visit the site post-graduation or call (800) 424-3686 to order photos. 

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COMMENCEMENT 2019

Chicago | Undergraduate and Graduate
May 18, 2019

Michigan | Seminary
May 11, 2019

Spokane | Undergraduate
June 22, 2019

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